The Siksika Wolf and Buffalo tribes struggle to keep their loved ones safe and the Blackfoot territory free of tribal warfare, fur trade and whiskey wars, mountain men, settlers, and the hated Coyote Nation.
Michael and Lee Ann prepare their children to carve their own place in history and to fulfill their own destinies as the keepers of the freedom they so nobly defend. At times, they laugh over their family’s antics – at others, they cry for those who make the ultimate sacrifice.
Their journey takes them to Scotland’s Highlands in order for Michael to claim his castle and his title as Lord Blackwell. Lee Ann discovers a side of her big guy that strengthens her love for him. She married the intrepid fur trader, raised her children with the fearsome Head Chief, and now discovers her ancestral Gaelic heritage with her noble highlander.
Sadly, not everyone returns to their paradise in the Rocky Mountains. Lee Ann’s elation turns to heartbreak under hardships a mother should never suffer. The battle the Blackwell, White Eagle, and Montour clans waged to protect their families, their land, their way of life, and their culture, created a bond they hope will survive the chaotic Tides of Time.
* Cover Artwork: Oil Painting commissioned from Costel Duval, Mattawa ©2012